For individuals who are interested in entering a county drug court program, the New Jersey Appellate Court recently decided in State v. Figueroa that a person sentenced to a term of probation may apply for admission into the drug court program. The court further decided that certain convictions, which had previously blocked an individual’s admission into the drug court program, no longer block an applicant’s acceptance into the drug court program. For example, and this is not an exclusive list, applicants are no longer barred from the drug court program if they have been convicted of aggravated assault or an offense involving a weapon. The ruling in State v. Figueroa has greatly expanded admission into the drug court program.
The legal team at Agre & St. John is prepared to help individuals gain admission into the drug court program. We are also available to assist current participants who are facing violations of their drug court participation, as well as individuals who are seeking early removal from the five-year probationary period, which drug court participants are ordinarily required to serve. To get started, contact us online or call us at 856-428-7797 today. Located in Haddonfield, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Salem County.